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pigeon shooting !!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by helicopter tail, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. helicopter tail

    helicopter tail Active Member

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    hi guys have got a perm to shoot on some rape, has anyone shot pigeons using shell decoys? I know that real pigeons are best but have not got any. just not sure if they will land at sit long enough before they realise there friends aren't moving ? any advise please !
     
  2. Alex.B

    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    Hi , I got some fuds ( fold up decoys) for £22 for six and they pull them in OK , but I could do with another 6 for a better pattern. The great thing is you can bob them in your game bag . Unless its full and they provide a nice hook that goes on your belt to carry them :D
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Yep done that (shot 1), it does work, just be ready and quick to take the shot! When you have shot them, especially this time of year, work the shot pigeons into your decoys, so you get more birds in your pattern, works well!
     
  4. helicopter tail

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    so should be ok with the shell decoys then. do you swap the fuds for real ones as you shoot them ?
     
  5. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    No I add them in, you know which ones they are, they have red splashes and don't move!
     
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    Don't concentrate on getting the birds on the ground!
    Set up a hide within 35 yards of a tree if possible and put your decoys 35 yards out from the tree and you, like the points of a triangle. You'll get more birds from the tree as they land to sit and investigate but you'll still get a shot at those on the ground, add any shot birds to the pattern. Get your position right with regard to the tree and you'll get 3 times the birds you'll get on the ground,
     
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    sounds good mate as this set up would work well at this perm. will give it a go tomorrow, anyone roost shooting at the minute if so what times are you finding best to get in position? just it looks like a nice day tomorrow and im gonna try and make the most of it :)
     
  8. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    only done it with shotguns, don't work with airguns
     
  9. helicopter tail

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    sorry mate but check out shooting pigeons with air gun first video on there.
     
  10. timmytree

    timmytree Pro Poster

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    No?

    Ask these what they think.[​IMG]
     
  11. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    is that all you got :rolleyes:
     
  12. Kyska

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    Really, are you going to try to compete pigeon shooting efficiency with a shotgun vs air rifle?

    I'm not knocking the air users, but sometimes there is a tool for the job, I got that amount in two minutes last weekend.

    Of course, shoot pigeon with air (or rimfire) but you'll never get the results vs a shotgun.

    Before we all go mental and start a whole argument about uber sniper skills versus the blunderbuss I have airgunners on my farm doing sterling jobs.
     
  13. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    It depends how effective you want to be.
     
  14. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    forgive them mate, for they know not what they say :)
     
  15. Alex.B

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    As said I add them in :) but I do agree with the tree thing , they see to sit there before they drop in .

    Also as said they don't stick around long. I was thinking about mixing the odd crow decoy in to see if it helps .
     
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  16. timmytree

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    Unfortunately we don't get the number of woodies that you do elsewhere so we have to make the best of what we've got. After years of using shotguns and air rifles I've decided I actually get more birds with an air rifle, simply because 1 shot with a 12g sends them all to the next little patch of woods. I envy those who have the chance of big numbers but I thoroughly enjoy the quiet "sniper" approach, it also means on a moonlit night I can take on several copses close together without spooking the birds.
    Regards
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  17. Kyska

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    Youve been doing it wrong then.
     
  18. MightyOak

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    Yep, how ive worked it .
    Use a 'V' shaped small branch to hold their neck up or metal wire cradle , position the body etc etc

    Some mates use the shot birds in a flapper , ive never tried a flapper with a real bird , im still learning :)
     

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